‘Permanent Record’ by Mary H.K. Choi – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads After a year of college, Pablo is working at his local twenty-four-hour deli, selling overpriced snacks to brownstone yuppies. He’s dodging calls from the student loan office and he has no idea what his next move is. Leanna Smart’s life so far has been nothing but success. Age eight: Disney Mouseketeer; Age fifteen: first … Continue reading ‘Permanent Record’ by Mary H.K. Choi – eARC Book Review

‘The Definition of Us’ by Sarah Harris – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads NORMAL (definition)(adj.) Conforming to a standard; regular, typical or expected(urban) A word inapplicable to human beings(Florence) Round, smooth and bumpy like a cobbled street  Florence doesn't always see things the way other people do. She feels different. When Florence meets Jasper, Andrew and Wilf she can't imagine they'd have much in common - … Continue reading ‘The Definition of Us’ by Sarah Harris – eARC Book Review

‘Messy, Wonderful Us’ by Catherine Isaac – eARC Book Review

Blurb ***THE FEEL-GOOD, UPLIFTING NOVEL EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IN 2019***You never know what life will throw at you. You just need to know who to turn to for help. One morning in early summer, a man and woman wait to board a flight to Italy.  Allie has lived a careful, focused existence. But now she … Continue reading ‘Messy, Wonderful Us’ by Catherine Isaac – eARC Book Review

‘Gods of Jade and Shadow’ by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads The Jazz Age is in full swing, but it's passing Casiopea Tun by. She's too busy scrubbing floors in her wealthy grandfather's house to do anything more than dream of a life far from her dusty, small town in southern Mexico. A life she could call her own. This dream is impossible, … Continue reading ‘Gods of Jade and Shadow’ by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – eARC Book Review

‘Do You Dream of Terra-Two?’ by Temi Oh – eARC Book Review

from the blurb…A century ago, scientists theorised that a habitable planet existed in a nearby solar system. Today, ten astronauts will leave a dying Earth to find it. Four are decorated veterans of the 20th century’s space-race. And six are teenagers, graduates of the exclusive Dalton Academy, who’ve been in training for this mission for … Continue reading ‘Do You Dream of Terra-Two?’ by Temi Oh – eARC Book Review

‘Behold the Dreamers’ by Imbolo Mbue – eARC Book Review

Blurb A powerful and timely story of marriage, class, race and the pursuit of the American Dream. Behold the Dreamers is a dazzling debut novel about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – and of what we’re prepared to sacrifice to hold on to each of them. ‘We all do what we gotta do … Continue reading ‘Behold the Dreamers’ by Imbolo Mbue – eARC Book Review

‘It Ends With You’ by S.K. Wright – eARC Book Review

Blurb If I'd told the truth, it would have been fiction. Everyone loves Eva. Beautiful, bright, fun, generous - she's perfect. So when her body is found in a ditch in the local woods the only thing anyone wants to know is: Who could have done this? It has to be Luke, her boyfriend. He has … Continue reading ‘It Ends With You’ by S.K. Wright – eARC Book Review

‘The Flatshare’ by Beth O’Leary – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Tiffy Moore and Leon Twomey each have a problem and need a quick fix. Tiffy’s been dumped by her cheating boyfriend and urgently needs a new flat. But earning minimum wage at a quirky publishing house means that her choices are limited in London. Leon, a palliative care nurse, is more concerned … Continue reading ‘The Flatshare’ by Beth O’Leary – eARC Book Review

‘The Great Alone’ by Kristin Hannah – eARC Book Review

Blurb Alaska, 1974.Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed.For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival. Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the … Continue reading ‘The Great Alone’ by Kristin Hannah – eARC Book Review

‘My Dark Vanessa’ by Kate Elizabeth Russell – eARC Book Review

I am blown away by the powerful nature of this novel. This is one of the best written books I have read in years. Be warned, this book deals with dark subject matter, that of child grooming and protracted sexual abuse. 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an … Continue reading ‘My Dark Vanessa’ by Kate Elizabeth Russell – eARC Book Review